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W.Va. Pottery Company Keeps Popular Fiesta Line Alive And Thriving

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:32am

Homer Laughlin China Co. has been making the brightly colored Fiesta dishes for decades at its factory on the banks of the Ohio River. And it's still going strong.

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Get To Know The Finalists For The 2014 National Book Award

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:40am

The shortlists — for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature — were announced Wednesday on Morning Edition.

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Software Error Causes Nielsen Rating Mistake

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 6:14am

For more than 260 weeks, ABC World News Tonight trailed NBC Nightly News. At last, they finally won a week. A software glitch, however, caused ABC to come out on top. NBC was restored to the top spot.

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113-Year-Old Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join Facebook

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 6:00am

Born in 1900, Anna Stoehr has seen dramatic shifts in technology. But when the Minnesota woman tried to create a Facebook account, she hit a snag. The service couldn't handle her early birthdate.

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Football Players In Sayreville, N.J., Charged With Sexual Assault

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01am

Seven football players at Sayreville War Memorial High School have been charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact with younger players. While the charges work their way through the legal system, school Superintendent Richard Labbe has cancelled the remaining football games for freshmen, JV and varsity teams.

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Fractures Within Alliance May Hamper U.S. Campaign Against ISIS

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama met with allied defense chiefs to discuss the campaign against militants from the Islamic State. They've been gaining ground in Iraq and Syria, prompting questions about U.S. strategy.

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National Book Award Finalists To Be Announced

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01am

Finalists for the National Book Awards will be announced on Wednesday's Morning Edition. You've already heard from some of the contenders who have previously been on NPR.

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Ahead Of Iran Nuclear Talks, Kerry Meets With Russia's Lavrov

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01am

John Kerry is in Vienna for a meeting with Iran's foreign minister as a deadline approaches for a nuclear deal. Kerry was in Paris on Tuesday to consult with other partners including Russia.

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Turkey Straddles Western Allegiances And Mideast Realities

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Charles King, Georgetown professor and author of --Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul — about how Turkey's geography defines it politically.

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Rosie Perez Settles In As The First Latina Co-Host On 'The View'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01am

One month into the job on ABC's The View, Rosie Perez talks about how things are going so far. She says one of the only things about the job that's not fun is the expectations of some critics.

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Female Veterans Aim For Washington While Navigating Campaign Trail

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01am

A military resume has long been a big plus for political candidates. Only 5 female veterans have served in Congress, but 11 are running this year — including Republican Wendy Rogers in Arizona.

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CDC To Act Faster When A U.S. Hospital Gets An Ebola Patient

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01am

The CDC is putting more resources into helping hospitals prepare and handle Ebola patients. This, after a nurse treating Ebola patient Thomas Duncan in Dallas became infected with the virus.

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Santa Cruz Enforces California's Toughest Drought Restrictions

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01am

California cities are taking drastic measures and none more so than Santa Cruz, where rationing is enforced through penalties. And if you can't afford to pay your fine, there's always Water School.

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Dutch Bikers Join Fight Against ISIS In Iraq

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01am

The fight against militants in the Islamic State is gearing up — literally. Some members of a Dutch motorcycle club have joined forces with Kurds battling ISIS in northern Iraq.

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Should You Stock Up On Chocolate Bars Because Of Ebola?

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:41am

The virus has already caused one spike in chocolate prices, because cocoa is grown in countries that border Ebola-stricken Liberia and Guinea. Prices went back down — for the moment.

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'Culture Of Violence' Pervades Rikers' Juvenile Facilities

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:40am

Automatically charged as adults in New York, the 16- and 17-year-old boys are at risk for assault by both corrections officers and other inmates. But advocates say reform efforts are moving slowly.

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Nonprofit NFL Seeks Super Bowl Volunteers, Again

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:39am

The NFL is looking for 10,000 volunteers for this season's Super Bowl. Commentator Frank Deford thinks other causes are more deserving.

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Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:33pm

Cells derived from embryos appear to have improved vision in more than half of the 18 patients who had become legally blind because of two progressive, currently incurable eye diseases.

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Astros' Turnaround Costs Furniture Mogul

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 6:21am

Jim McIngvale promised that if the Astros won 63 games, he's reimburse the first 500 customers to spend more than $6,3000 at his store. They won 70 games. That promise cost McIngvale $4 million.

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Missing Parrot Returns But Doesn't Speak English Anymore

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 6:06am

A parrot from Torrance, Calif., disappeared four years ago. It was a talking parrot, and according to the owner, spoke with a British accent. It speaks Spanish now, according to the Daily Breeze.

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